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Old February 11th, 2013, 05:19 PM   #21
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Sunwah Tower (1995), 92 m, 21 floors. Location: Nguyen Hue Boulevard.image hosted on flickr

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Old February 11th, 2013, 05:58 PM   #22
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Saigon Central Post Office, near the Notre-Dame Basilica. Built in Gothic architectural style, designed and constructed by Gustave Eiffel.
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Gothic style, how is this gothic?

Looks like classical palazzi style with perhaps a regional reference in the somewhat accentuated antefix on the top level of the central 'triumphant gate' section of the building, which have a pagoda-like semblance, along with the lantern-like bas relief ornamentation on the ground floor facade (although they also come across as post boxes on closer inspection). Form and style, as well as ornamentation as a whole, is renaissance classical with eclectic detailing.
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Old February 11th, 2013, 10:39 PM   #23
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I'm not a professional in architecture.
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Old February 12th, 2013, 02:07 PM   #24
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Another Saigon Times Square..
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Old February 12th, 2013, 02:09 PM   #25
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VCB Havana Tower, 18 floors - 20 levels.
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Old February 12th, 2013, 02:14 PM   #26
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Suoi Tien Amusement Park, District 9. Includes many entertainment areas (swimming paradise, zoo, rollercoasters and a ferris wheel), these pictures show the Fruit Festival (a pride of cars decorated with tropical fruit and exotic flowers).
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Old February 12th, 2013, 02:20 PM   #27
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Old February 12th, 2013, 02:21 PM   #28
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Old February 12th, 2013, 02:22 PM   #29
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I will continue soon.
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Old April 7th, 2013, 03:44 PM   #30
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Old April 8th, 2013, 03:25 PM   #31
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thanks for the great photos Denjiro, can't wait for more.
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Old April 8th, 2013, 08:35 PM   #32
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Great, very nice new photos from Saigon
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Looking forward to seeing this beautiful city someday. Nice photography.
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Old May 5th, 2013, 04:54 PM   #34
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Thank you.
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This is the Palace Hotel, located right on the Nguyen Hue Boulevard in District 1. When it was built in 1968, at the height of the Vietnam War, this was Saigon’s tallest building. These days it’s a quaint relic of those days with recently renovated rooms and an excellent central location within the vibrant city. Be warned - the lead in rooms should be avoided. There's still plenty about the Palace Hotel that's reminiscent of its many years in the hands of the local communist government. It’s been tarted up a few times but you’ll still find traces of Eastern bloc service style during a stay. The blue building above the clock in this shot is the Vincom Center, a huge shopping mall. The buildings in the far left are being called the Metropolitan Towers.
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Old May 6th, 2013, 03:05 AM   #36
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the city is geting nicier with those modern glassy buildings and the heritage structures are well maintained too.
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Old May 8th, 2013, 11:20 AM   #37
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First time viewing your collection around Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), and I must say that Vietnam's largest city is indeed progressing very quickly, as evidenced by the Bitexco Highlights image you've shared here with that glassy modern-looking tower dominating over the city skyline, as well as The Times building image. Those truly show that Vietnam's economy (I was from Manila, by the way) is growing rapidly that it really shows its economic prowess. I am very pleased to see that while modern skyscrapers now dominate the city, traces of your country's colonial past and heritage still exist and provide a lot of clues in terms of Saigon's existence as a major city close to South China Sea, and I am particularly amazed by the amount of detail you provide to the structures you've showcased here.

Excellent work, my friend! I'll keep coming back for more!
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Old January 11th, 2014, 02:55 PM   #38
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First time viewing your collection around Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), and I must say that Vietnam's largest city is indeed progressing very quickly, as evidenced by the Bitexco Highlights image you've shared here with that glassy modern-looking tower dominating over the city skyline, as well as The Times building image. Those truly show that Vietnam's economy (I was from Manila, by the way) is growing rapidly that it really shows its economic prowess. I am very pleased to see that while modern skyscrapers now dominate the city, traces of your country's colonial past and heritage still exist and provide a lot of clues in terms of Saigon's existence as a major city close to South China Sea, and I am particularly amazed by the amount of detail you provide to the structures you've showcased here.

Excellent work, my friend! I'll keep coming back for more!
Thank you so much for your appreciation, as I'm just 14 years old.
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